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Ecuadorian Essayists

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Ecuadors New Minister of Culture, Raul Perez Torres, has been mainstay of Ecuadorian Letters since 1970, when he published his acclaimed short story anthology, Da Llevando. He has since published six additional collections for Short Fiction, poetry, and Award-winning novels Musiquero joven, Musiquero viejo, en La noche y en La niebla, ana La pelota humana. He has also edited literary magazines, La Bufanda del Sol, and Letras del Ecuador,. His short story, When I like Soccer, was adapted as a short film by Chilean filmmaker, Andres Wood, for the omnibus film anthology Soccer Stories. Statesman as well as storyteller, Francisco Proano Arandi has represented Ecuador as diplomat in Colombia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Argentina, former Yugoslavia, and the former Soviet Union. His short story Oposicion La Magia won second place at Plural Magazines International Short Fiction Competition in Mexico in 1982; his Novel Antiguas Caras en El Espejo won Jose Mejia Lequerica National prize in Ecuador for Fiction, and his anthology Historias del pais fingido won Joaquin Gallegos Lara National Award in 2003. Hailing from the community of Latacunga in Cotopaxi province, Vladimiro Rivas Iturralde has been Base in Mexico since 1973, where he is Professor at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. He has served as editor for many literary magazines both in Ecuador and Mexico, and has published seven short story collections, as well as two novels, and many volumes of essays. He is also the editor of an English-language anthology of Ecuadorian writing, Contemporary Ecuadorian Short Stories. Professor of Literature at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, With a background in anthropology, Santiago Paez defies stereotypes about Latin Fiction, that it is all Social realism or Magic realism, by writing in genres such as science Fiction and noir. And With success; his sci-fi anthology Profundo en La Galaxia, won the Jose de La Cuadra Award. His 1997 Novel La Reina Mara was a finalist for the Biannual Ecuadorian Novel Competition. His Novel El secreto de La Ocarina won the Dario Guevara prize. His other novels include Shamanes y Reyes, and the ecology-theme satire, Ecuatox. Professor at Universidad Simon Bolivar in Quito, Raul Serrano Sanchez is a novelist, journalist, and scholar. His novels and Short Fiction anthologies have won multiple awards, including Joaquin Gallegos Lara National Award and most recently Angel F. Rojas prize from Guayaquils Casa de La Cultura for his Novel, Que te desnude El viento. He is also the editor of the gay-themed anthology Cuerpo adentro: Historias desde El Closet.

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An award-winning generation

Together with Ampuero, names of Sabrina Duque, Monica Ojeda and Solange Rodriguez Pappe are increasingly found in bookstores and as protagonists of literary prizes on both sides of the Atlantic. Duke lives in Brazil and in Portugal. There he ran into a story he titled Vasco Pimentel, hearer, which was worth It 2015 finalist of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Journalism Award. Then he moved to Nicaragua, where he conceived his book of chronicles Volcanic, extended by the winner of the Cervantes Prize, Sergio Ramirez. A similar path has been built by Monica Ojeda, established in Spain, where she has published her most recent novels: Heinous and Mandible, both with Candaya publishing house. In Cuba he had published the novel Disfigurement Silva, recognized for missing the ALBA Narrative Award. In 2017, Bogota was included in list 39, which brings together best Latin American fiction writers under 40. And on September 5 he won the Prince Claus Award for Culture and Development for his contributions to culture. The award is granted by the Prince Claus Foundation in the Netherlands, 9 800 kilometers from his home. Maria Fernanda Ampuero It has become one of the most prominent feathers in Latin America. Its consolidation come with Cockfight, highlighted by New York Times in Spanish l as one of ten fiction books of 2018. I had previously published dozens of chronicles and stories in magazines. His book was published in Spain, where he lived after passing through Argentina and before settling in Mexico. Now, he is back in Ecuador, but says that leaving the country and Guayaquil helps him to breathe. Madrid gives me freedom that would never have existed without migration, he say. The only one that has always remained in that hot Guayaquil-for temperature and hostility-is Solange Rodriguez. But his most recent storybook, First Time I saw ghost, was published in Spain. For Duque, she has inherited the work of training the new generation of writers, as do women of attic: She writes wonderful books and dedicates herself to training new students. Rodriguez Pappe summarizes his decision to remain anchored: I have to reconcile daily with Guayaquil, he say, aware of the hostility of the City. That suffocating and mojigato environment, in the words of Ampuero, in which Ojeda never finish feeling comfortable and safe and that, according to Duke, incubate rebel generation, has not evaporate, but now he receives all of them with admiration and recognition. There has not been a moment in the history of Ecuadorian literature as big and as glorious as this, agrees Ampuero.

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